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USA cancer death rate goes down, find out why

USA cancer death rate goes down, find out why

The most recent rate represents a 26 percent decline from the peak of cancer mortality in 1991.

It predicts that 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.in 2018, and that more than 609,000 will die of it.

"If we, the cancer community, could do a better job of implementing those things we already know work", Bennett said, "many, many lives could be saved".

The most common cancers in men include prostate, lung and colorectal cancers, amounting to 42 percent of all diagnoses, while women most frequently face breast, lung and colorectal cancer.

"Strikingly though, tobacco remains by far the leading cause of cancer deaths today, responsible for almost three in ten cancer deaths", Brawley noted.

"Advancing the fight against cancer for all citizens requires broader application of existing cancer control knowledge, including smoking cessation and the increased uptake of cancer-preventing cervical and colorectal cancer screening and HPV vaccination, across all segments of the population, with an emphasis on disadvantaged groups", researchers conclude in the report.

There was a 52 percent drop in prostate cancer deaths between 1993 and 2015, the latest numbers available.

The information demonstrate that a quick increment of melanoma rate gives off an impression of being abating, particularly among more youthful individuals, yet that liver growth is rising quickly in ladies, halfway because of hepatitis C diseases among children of post war America, Jemal said.




The cancer death rate is lowest among Asian Americans.

Historically, cancer has proved more fatal for American minorities than for white people.

Otis Brawley, boss restorative officer of the American Cancer Society, said in an announcement that the report underscores the significance of proceeded with endeavors to demoralize tobacco utilize.

The racial divide closed by seven percent among seniors, but that statistic 'masks stark persistent inequalities for you and middle-aged black Americans, ' the release said. In 2015, the percent shows a fall of 1.7 percent.

State-to-to state data revealed a mixed bag of improvements and continuing issues. Cancer mortality was lower for blacks than whites in MA among all ages and in NY among those 65 and older, but higher in the District of Columbia, Wisconsin, Kansas, Louisiana, Illinois, and California. Rates of lung cancer in women are now approaching the levels in men.

Among men, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers account for 42 percent of cases.

In women, the overall cancer incidence rate remained stable over the past few decades.

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